Fishing News

Myths busted on jew

Myths busted on jew

It never ceases to amaze me how many anglers still believe jewfish are primarily a night-time feeder, when in fact anglers in the know will actually catch the bulk of their large jew during daylight hours. Myths busted on jew Personally, all of my 30kg plus fish have been taken during the day and the majority of my 20kg plus …

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Double duck for Tye as Mischa puts runs on board

Double duck

They say that any given spot rarely fishes the same two days running. This was the case when my son Mischa and I decided recently to duck up to the old ferry approach at Iluka during the slack high-water at night to chase jewfish on soft plastic lures. Double duck I was using a 13cm Storm WildEye Swim Shad while …

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Chasing coral trout on shallow flats

coral trout flats

No one reading this can honestly say they wouldn’t rather be on a remote lagoon fishing the Great Barrier Reef in crystal-clear conditions. It is my favourite place in the world and one that, as soon as I leave, I’m dreaming of the next time I can go back. coral trout flats The variety of fish is unparalleled to anywhere …

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Murray cod making a splash in the Macquarie

Murray cod

  When dams started to refill in 2020, fish scientists, governments and locals agreed to release a species-specific flow to create optimal breeding conditions for the rejuvenation of Murray cod in the Macquarie River. The Commonwealth Environmental Water Office funded monitoring of the flow, which identified in October and November 2020 an abundance of Murray cod larvae. In early 2021, …

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Illegal casts nets seized on Tweed

cast nets seized

Fisheries Officers responded to a report made to the Fishers Watch Report Line about a person using a cast net in the Tweed River. Upon arriving at the location, officers found that the primary target had departed the area a short time earlier. To show a presence, our officers then proceeded to conduct a high profile patrol of the area …

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RAP Reminder: We Want Your Frames!


As the weather starts to warm and the pelagic fish start to move, many anglers will hopefully start to see more kingfish entering their local waters around NSW. Along with being a fantastic sportfish, kingies are also great on the plate. If you do keep one for the table, you can donate the frame to the RAP to get the …

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Grief from gusts in north NSW

gusts north NSW

Believe it or not there was a time when the vast majority of people who owned four-wheel-drive vehicles where either hunters, farmers or fishers. These days everyone has one, and vast areas of the state including beaches and state forests are being locked up due to the large number of reckless and stupid clowns who have no regard for the …

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Chasing a feed of flathead

Chasing flathead

Fishing along the Clarence Coast of northern NSW has once again been affected by a series of strong to gale-force wind and extremely large swells, but having said that the anglers who have been able to fish during the quieter periods still managed to rustle up a half decent feed of flathead, bream and school jewfish. Chasing flathead Inside the …

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Fantastic flathead and super soapies at Iluka

Holy moley goalie, it’s September already which means spring has sprung and winter is over for another year. At Iluka, August saw excellent catches of bream from the breakwalls, beaches and headlands, with jewfish to be had from the breakwalls, headlands and inside the mighty Clarence River, while inside the river, luderick dominated catches. flathead soapies Iluka Actually, jewfish were …

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No fishing in lockdown – anglers turned around at SEQ boat ramps

water police fishing in lockdown

‘Fishing for food’ not an excuse – no fishing in lockdown Boaties and anglers are being warned to abide by the south-east Queensland lockdown restrictions, with rules on the land also applying to the sea. Authorities say they’ve had to turn people around at boat ramps across the south-east, with some trying to take advantage of “wording loopholes” for a …

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